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Under-river fibre links Brazzaville, Kinshasa

Thursday 20 September 2012 | 09:40 CET | News
The capitals of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been linked by an under-river fibre cable installed by Chinese engineers, Africa Info reports from Douala, Cameroon. Thanks to the connection, residents of Brazzaville and Kinshasa and the wider population will eventually benefit from ICT services such as IPTV, e-learning, e-banking, telemedicine and e-commerce. The two cities were initially connected by a co-axial cable, then used satellite phone links through Paris and Brussels, respectively. Congo has a WACS undersea cable landing station in its southern city of Matombi.

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Companies: WACS
Countries: Congo / Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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